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LUTON - VAUXHALL MOTORS LTD
War Memorial

World War 1 &b 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2003 Lynda Smith

The Memorial stands by the side of Kimpton Road, Luton, in front of the site of the works canteen (now demolished). Both First and Second World War casualties are recorded, many of those from World War Two were killed as a result of enemy action at the Vauxhall Motor Works.
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EMPLOYEES OF
VAUXHALL MOTORS LTD
WHO DIED FOR
THEIR COUNTRY IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

ABRAHAMS William Edwin
Sapper 1379. 2nd (East Anglian) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds Thursday 2 September 1915. Aged 20. Enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 6, Selbourne Road. Son of Lilian Abrahams, of 6, Selbourne Rd., Luton, Bedfordshire., and the late William G. Abrahams. No known grave. Commemorated on EMBARKATION PIER CEMETERY, Turkey. Grave lost. Special Memorial Section A. Grave 26. See also Luton Town Memorial
AYLOTT Herbert Cecil
Private 17850. 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action Saturday 30 March 1918. Born Luton. Enlisted London. Resident 30, Park Road West, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1. See also Luton Town Memorial
BAYLISS F
No further information available at present.
BISHOP C
No further information available at present.
BURROWS William [Harold]
Ordinary Seaman J/36685 (PO), H.M.S. "Dido," Royal Navy. Fell overboard and drowned 10 May 1917. Aged 19. Born 4 January 1898 in Islington, London. Son of George Ernest and Eliza Burrows, of 4, Naseby Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. Upholsterer by trade. Enlisted 4 January 1916 for the duration of hostilities, height 5 feet 5¼ inches, chest 33 inches, brown hair, grey eyes, fair complexion. Buried at SHOTLEY (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk. R.N. Plot. Grave 115. See also Luton Town Memorial
COOK Thomas Alfred
Private 204219, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 20 August 1918. Aged 33. Born, lived and enlisted Luton. Married. Resident 422, Hitchin Road, Luton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Cook, of 10, Clarendon Rd., Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 4. See also Luton Town Memorial

According to the National Roll of the Great War - Section V - Luton note the anomalies:

COOK, T. A., Pte., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiments.
Joining in May 1917, he went through his course of training and later in that year proceeded to the Western Front While there he took an active part in many operations in the later stages of the war, and being killed in action on August 20th, 1918, was buried at Bagneux. He was entitled to the General Service and. Victory Medals.
422, Hitchin Lane, Luton.
1135.
EADS Richard Cyril
Private 69348. 6th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds Sunday 18 August 1918. Aged 18. Born 11 December 1899. Born and resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Son of W. J. R. Eads, of 24, Rothesay Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. Admitted to Luton, Modern School, 16 September 1913, son of William J R Eads, resident 14, Park Square (sic), Luton, left 22 December 1914 to work in the Drawing Office of Motor Manufacturing Firm, previously at Waller Street Church School, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born Luton, son of William and Minnie Eads, resident 121, Park Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Luton, at school, son of William J R and Beatrice Minnie Eads, resident 14, Park Street, Luton. DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 2. See also Luton Town Memorial
FENSOME Frederick Arthur
Private PS/2553, 16th (Public Schools) Battalion (Reserve), Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds at 2/2 London Casualty Clearing Station, France, Saturday 10 March 1917 from wounds received 6 March 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Luton, enlisted 16th July, 1915 in London. Unmarried. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Fensome, of 33, Inkerman Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Luton, son of Arthur and Lizzie Fensome, resident 42, Guildford Street, Luton. Attested 16 July 1915 in London, aged 19, resident 33, Inkerman Street, Luton, a Clerk by trade, unmarried, height 5 feet 9½ inches, wright 120 lbs, chest 34 inches, religious denomination Church of England. With British Expeditionary Force to France 15 March 1916 until his death. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Ref. IV. C. 8. See also Luton Town Memorial
FIELD George [William]
Private 7028, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 7 November 1914. Aged 31. Born New Southgate, Middlesex, resident and enlisted Luton. Husband of Nellie Elizabeth Warren (formerly Field, nee Glover), of 43, Woolwich Sreet., Derby, married January to March Quarter 1910 in Luton. In the 1911 censsu he was aged 30, born New Southgate, a Postman, married to nellie Field, two children, resident 111, Cotterells, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11. See also Luton Town Memorial
FLORIN William Joseph
Private 4081. 5th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds at Gallipoli Friday 17 September 1915. Resident and enlisted Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on EMBARKATION PIER CEMETERY, Turkey. Sp. Mem. B. 17. See also Luton Town Memorial
HARFIELD William Albert
Lance Corporal L/6446, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds Monday 21 September 1914. Born East Ashley, Chichester, Sussex, resident Leagrave, Luton, enlisted Bedford. Married. Resident 116, Maple Road. In the 1913 Electoral Register he was resident 380, Hitchin Road. In the 1914 Electoral Register he was listed as resident 35, Ramridge Road. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France. See also Luton Town Memorial
HEADY Eric Samuel
[HEADEY on CWGC & CD] Lance Corporal 564323. 447th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died Monday 23 September 1918. Age 21. Born and Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Headey, of 171, Victoria St., Dunstable. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. XVI. E. 21.
HOUSDEN Arthur William
Private 23606, "C" Company, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 24 May 1917. Aged 23. Born Biggleswade, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Baptised 3 January 1895 in Biggleswade, son of Albert and Lilla Housden. Son of Albert William and Lilla Housden, of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Biggleswade, a Railway Porter, son of Albert William and Lilla Housden, resident Ten Houses, New Mill End near Luton, East Hyde, Bedfordshire. Admitted to 149th Field Ambulance 21 February 1917 suffering from synovetis of the left knee, transferred 22 February 1917 to 11th Casualty Clearing Station, Varenne. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. XXV. D. 9A. See also Luton Town Memorial
HURRY Harry
Private 238022, 12th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) formerly 202648, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 7 August 1917. Born and enlisted Luton. Brother of Archie (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Luton, son of Clara Hurry (a widow), resident 31, Elizabeth Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Luton, an Apprentice, son of Clara Hurry (a widow), resident 10, Selbourne Road, Luton. Attested 11 December 1915 in Luton, aged 22 years 3 weeks, resident 56, Princess Street, Luton, a Munition Worker/Miller, unmarried, height 5 feet 8 inches, weight 9 stone, chest 35 inches. Married Elsie May Giles 21 May 1917 in Luton, resident 56, Princess Street, Luton, later 11 Gladstone Avenue, Luton. With B.E.F. 29 May 1917. Posted to 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment 3 June 1917, joined 15th Battalion 3 June 1917, transferred to 12th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment 18 June 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 49 and 51. See also Luton Town Memorial
PEDLEY Frederick Lewis
Second Lieutenant, 24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 23 August 1917. Aged 22. Born 11 March 1895. Resident 73, Conway Road. Son of Alfred George Ives Pedley and Isabella Pedley, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Admitted to Luton, Modern School 15 September 1908, son of Alfred George Ives Pedley, resident 21 Parkm Street West, Luton, left 16 November 1909 to be an apprentice at a Motor Engineering Works, previously educated at Waller Street Elementary School, Luton (4 years). In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Luton, an Apprentice Motor Engineer, son of Isabella Pedley (a widow), resident 1, Bury Park Road, Luton. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row O. Grave 3. See also Luton Town Memorial

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1918:

PEDLEY Frederick Lewis of 73 Conway-road Luton Bedfordshire died 24 August 1917 in France Administration London 7 January to Isabella Pedley widow. Effects £11 2s. 5d.

ROWLEY Frank

Private G/86184 [CWGC and SDGW] or 86161 [Luton Roll], 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Wednesday 18 September 1918. Aged 34. Born Leyton, resident and enlisted Luton. Married. Resident 39, Manor Road. Married. Son of William and Eliza Rowley, of Stratford; husband of Kate Elizabeth James (formerly Rowley), of 140, Chandos Rd., Stratford, London. In the 1911 censsu he was aged 27, born Stratford, Essex, married to Kate Elizabeth Rowley with one son, resident 85, Hartley Road, Luton. Buried in FIFTEEN RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH, Nord, France. Ref. IV. F. 2. See also Luton Town Memorial

SALT George William
[Transcribed as H SALT] Sapper 242710, 482nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of Acute Cerebro Spinal Meningitis at 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge, in United Kingdom 18 April 1917. Born Hitchin, Herts, resident Luton, Beds, enlisted Chatham, Kent. Resident 2, Stanley Street, Luton. Married Florence Alexandra Cole 25 September 1912 in Luton. In the 1915 Electoral Register he was resident 2, Stanley Street, Luton. Attested 28 February 1917, aged 34 years 7 months, a Coach Painter by trade at Vauxhall Motor Works, Luton, married resident 2, Stanley Street, Luton, height 5 feet 7 inches, chest 35½ inches, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes. Served at home from 28 February 1917 to 18 April 1917, never left United Kingdom. Discharge issued 23 April 1917. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. North East. Grave CXXIX B. See also Luton
SCRIVENER A

There are two men by the name of A. Scrivener with Luton connections: See also Luton Town Memorial,

Either:

ALBERT EDWIN SCRIVENER. Sergeant 4/7319, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23 April 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Resident 7, Surrey Street, Luton. Married Ada Beatrice Trigg in the January to March Quarter 1901 in Luton. In the 1891 census he was aged 10, born Luton, a scholar, son of E J and Emily Scrievner, resident Back Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 20, born Luton, a Straw Hat Blocker, married to Ada B Scrivener, son of Emily Scrievneer, resident 9, Park Place, Luton; his brother Alfred W Scrivener was living with the family (see below). In the 1911 census he was aged 29, born Luton, a General Labourer, married to Ada Scrivener with three sons and two daughters, resident 5, Surrey Street, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

SCRIVENER, A. E., Sergeant, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment.
Volunteering in September 1914, he was sent to the Western Front in the following year. Whilst in France tin fought in many engagements and was wounded and invalided home. On recovery he served with his regiment for nearly two years and returned to France in 1917. He was killed in action at the Battle of Ypres on April 23rd, 1917, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
7, Surrey Street, Luton.
4382/B.

Or:

ALFRED WILLIAM SCRIVENER. Private L/10124. 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action at Gallipoli Monday 28 June 1915. Aged 30. Born Luton, enlisted Hounslow. Married Frances Ellen Dillingham in the October to December Quarter 1903 in Luton. Son of James and Emily Scrivener; husband of Frances Ellen Scrivener, of 3, Waldock Yard, Waller Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, unmarried, born Luton, a Straw hat Blocker, residet with his brother, Albert Edwin Scrivener (see above), at 9, Park Place, Luton. In the 1911 census he was living with his parents-in-law, aged 27, born St Mathhew, Luton, a Bricklayer's Labourer, married to Frances Ellen (nee Dillingham) Scrivener with two daughters and a son, resident 18, Albert Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 37 to 41 or 328.

SCRIVENER, A. W., Private, 2nd Royal Fusiliers.
He volunteered in August 1914, and was drafted to the Western Front three months later and saw heavy fighting in the Ypres salient and other sectors. Trans. (erred to the Dardanelles in May 1915, he took part in the second Battle of Krithia and was killed in action in June of that year. He was entitled to the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals
3, Waldock Road, Waller Street, Luton.
4485/B.
SIMMONDS J
No further information available at present.
STANBRIDGE Percy
Private G/19686. 8th Bn., Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Formerly 45339 Suffolk Regt. Killed in action Wednesday 16 October 1918. Age 24. Born and enlisted Luton. Son of Albert and Emily Stanbridge, of 78, Langley St., Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7. See also Luton Town Memorial
SWIFT Richard
Private 58923. 1st Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 20 October 1918. Age 22. Born and enlisted Luton. Son of Richard and Beatrice Swift, of 62, Queen St., Luton. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, LE CATEAU, Nord, France. Ref. XII. A. 10. See also Luton Town Memorial
TILCOCK Percy [William]
[Spelt Tillcock on memorial] Lance Corporal 1485. 1st/2nd East Anglian Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds Friday 26 November 1915. Enlisted Luton. Resident 60, Brunswick Street. Unmarried. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328. See also Luton Town Memorial
WILMOT P
No further information available at present.

MEMBERS OF VAUXHALL MOTORS
WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF
THEIR COUNTRY 1939 - 1945

ABBOTT

Robert

Sapper 2009957. Royal Engineers. Died Wednesday 25 March 1942, at Cairn Ryan, Scotland. Age 25. Lived 17 Corncastle Road, Luton. Son of Ernest and Flora Abbott; husband of Olga Abbott, of Luton. Buried in LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire. Ref. Sec. 6. Row I. Grave 11. See also Luton Town Memorial

ADDISON

Ernest

Chief Cook. M.V. San Victorio (London), Merchant Navy. Died Saturday 16 May 1942. Age 31. Lived 1 Dunstable Close, Luton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Addison; husband of Evelyn M. Addison, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 92. See also Luton Town Memorial

ANDREWS

John Douglas

Able Seaman C/JX 546846. H.M.S. Redmill, Royal Navy. Died Friday 27 April 1945. Age 19. Son of Ernest W. and Edith Andrews, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Ref. 80, 2. Special note: HMS Redmill was torpedoed by U-1105 25 nautical miles west of Mayo on 27 April 1945. 32 members of her crew were lost.

APPLEBY

Frederick William

Sapper 2002923. 245 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died Saturday 1 April 1944. Age 25. Lived 109 Cambridge Street, Luton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Appleby, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of F. W. Appleby, of Luton. Buried in BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO, Italy. Ref. XV. C. 5. See also Luton Town Memorial

ARCHER

Harry

Killed as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd, Luton on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 54. Husband of Ethel Archer, of 16 Leicester Road. at Vauxhall Motor Works. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial

ARNOLD

Everard

Injured as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd, Luton on Friday 30 August 1940, and died the same day at Luton & Dunstable Hospital. Age 39. Husband of Amy B. Arnold, of 9 Overstone Road, Luton. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. (Note: The Roll of Honour in “Luton at War” names this man as Edward Fred Arnold.) See also Luton Town Memorial

ARNOLD

Frederick R

Probably: Frederick Robert Arnold. Sergeant 1861330. Flt. Engr. 630 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Thursday 27 July 1944. Buried in CLERMONT-FERRAND (DES CARMES-DECHAUX) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Puy-de-Dome, France. Ref. Row A. Grave 15.

ATTFIELD

Alfred James

Killed as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd, Luton on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 21. Lived at 94 Crawley Green Road, Luton. Son of Alfred and Jenny Attfield, of 49 Clanricarde Gardens, Bayswater, London. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial

AXBY

Leslie Frederick

Sergeant 1335145. 466 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 30 January 1943. Age 27. Lived at 77 Milton Road, Luton. Son of Joseph Richard and Ada Louise Axby; husband of Queenie Sylvia Axby, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 141. See also Luton Town Memorial

BAILEY

Raymond

No further information available at present

BALL

Sidney Alonso

Gunner 917356. Royal Artillery. Died Sunday 6 December 1942. Age 32. Lived 126 Hartley Road, Luton. Son of Ernest and Alice Ball; husband of Freda Evelyn Ball, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia. Face 6. See also Luton Town Memorial

BARNES

Henry Arthur

Gunner 915464. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Wednesday 24 January 1940. Age 19. Lived 14 Gillam Street, Luton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry George Barnes, of Luton. Buried in LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire. Ref. Sec. 5. Row J. Grave 6. (Note: The Roll of Honour in “Luton at War” names this man as Henry Charles Barnes)

BATES

Francis Robert

Serjeant T/80394. Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds Wednesday 18 February 1942. Age 24. Lived at 18 Strathmore Avenue, Luton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bates, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of Agnes Bates, of Bradford, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on HELIOPOLIS WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. 1. B. 29. See also Luton Town Memorial

BAXTER

George

Private 5833770. 2nd Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died as a prisoner of the Japanese on Friday 18 June 1943. Age 28. Lived at 14 Portland Road, Luton. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row M. Grave 48. See also Luton Town Memorial

BEALES

Rex

Sergeant 742726. Pilot 83 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Friday 2 August 1940. Age 24. Lived at 7 Abingdon Road, Luton. Son of Percy Albert and Rhoda Beales, of Luton; husband of Evelyn Mary Beales, of Luton. Buried in BISCOT (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire. See also Luton Town Memorial

BENTLEY

Walter Hamilton

Private 5957754. 8th Bn., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt. Died Sunday 8 September 1940. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 10. Column 2.

BIRD

Edward Frank

Gunner 921530. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Monday 4 June 1945. Age 23. Son of Albert and Ada Caroline Bird, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 6. Also Commemorated on the Dunstable Memorial


BIRD

Kenneth Sidney

Flying Officer 125987. Nav. 218 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 17 April 1943. Lived 94 St Peter’s Road, Luton. Buried in CHOLOY WAR CEMETERY, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. Plot 1A. Row A. Collective grave 18-20. See also Luton Town Memorial

BIRD

Sidney Frederick

Corporal 5773552. 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Saturday 8 July 1944. Age 30. Lived at 124 Langley Street, Luton. Son of Leonard and Maria Bird, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES, Calvados, France. Plot X. Row D. Grave 1. See also Luton Town Memorial

BLACK

Archibald William

Pilot Officer 102081, 91 (Spitfire) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Missing in operations south-west of Boulogne, Monday 17 November 1941. Age 25. Lived 93 Russell Rise, Luton. Son of Archibald and Edith Wren Black; husband of Eunice Marion Black, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 31. See also Luton Town Memorial

BLOY

Charles Robert

Injured as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on 30 August 1940, and died of injuries in Hill End Hospital on Wednesday 11 September 1940. Age 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Bloy, of 50 Allen Road, Peterborough; husband of Florence Bloy (nee Pettengell), of 15 Rosslyn Crescent, Luton, Bedfordshire. Commemorated in the RURAL DISTRICT OF ST ALBANS Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial

BODSWORTH

Jack J

Possibly: Isaac Jack Bodsworth. Ordnance Mechanic 4th Class. P/MX 98866. H.M.S. Copra, Royal Navy. Died Thursday 15 March 1945. Age 34. Son of Albert and Ada Bodsworth; husband of Constance May Bodsworth, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 90, Column 1.

BREEZE

Evan John

Injured as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940 and died in the Luton & Dunstable Hospital the same day. Age 47. Husband of Mary Ida Breeze, of 88 Chester Avenue. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial

BRUCE

Douglas E

Possibly: Douglas Edgar Bruce. Able Seaman P/JX 204580. H.M.S. Fidelity., Royal Navy. Died Friday 1 January 1943. Age 27. Son of Harry and Annie Louisa Bruce, of Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 74, Column 1. Special note: HMS Fidelity was a former French Merchant ship, requisitioned by the Admiralty, converted to a Special Service Vessel and renamed HMS Fidelity. After carrying out hazardous operations, she was assigned to the Far East Fleet. As part of Convoy ONS-154 she was attacked by U-Boats in the area of the Azores and was torpedoed, sinking with the loss of all but 10 of her crew, pus about 50 survivors rescued from another ship of the convoy.

BUTCHER

Frederick

No further information available at present.

BUTLER

Thomas Walter

Corporal 805257. 2nd Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster). Died Friday 11 July 1941. Age 29. Lived at 11 Applecroft Road, Luton. Son of Thomas and Annie Butler; husband of Harriet Georgina Butler, of Stopsley, Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Syria. Section K. Grave 26. See also Luton Town Memorial

BUXTON

Cyril Charles William

Private 14737274. 2nd (Airborne) Bn., Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry. Died of wounds in Hamilkein, Germany on Saturday 24 March 1945. Age 26. Lived at 8 North Street, Luton. Son of Charles William and Louisa Clara Buxton, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of Rita Margaret Buxton, of Luton. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 35. Row F. Grave 11. See also Luton Town Memorial

CAIN

Anthony Richard

Sergeant 755057. W.Op./Obs. 235 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Sunday 15 June 1941. Age 21. Lived 20 The Close, Kinsbourne Green, Harpenden. Son of Fred William and Madge Cain, of Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Buried in KVIBERG CEMETERY, Sweden. Ref. 4. A. 9.

CAPEL

Alfred

Possibly: Sapper 1867319. 11 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died Tuesday 28 May 1940. Age 33. Son of Edward Charles and Ada Capel. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 23.

CASTLETON

Alexander (Alec) Gordon T

Serjeant 5956796. Royal Corps of Signals. Died Tuesday 14 May 1946. Age 26. Lived 28 Lyndhurst Road, Luton. Son of Thomas Alexander and Myrtle May Castleton, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in LOWESTOFT (BECCLES ROAD) CEMETERY, Suffolk. Ref. Sec. 12. Grave 550. See also Luton Town Memorial

CHALKLEY

Horace Frederick

Serjeant 921540. 420 Bty. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Lost at sea in The Pacific as prisoner of the Japanese on Tuesday 12 September 1944. Age 23. Lived at 49 Lyndhurst Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 35. See also Luton Town Memorial

CHAMBERS

Frank H

Civilian of 48 Avondale Road, Luton. Killed by a U.S. bomb lorry explosion at Offley. 8 January, 1945.

CHAMBERS

George Harry

Killed as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 44. Son of Thomas Atherstone Chambers, of Masbro', Rotherham, Yorkshire; husband of Alice Chambers, of 39 Hockliffe Road, Leighton Buzzard. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register.

CLOUGH

Robert Alfred

Injured as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940 and died at home on Monday 30 September 1940. Age 26. Son of Mrs. M. Clough, of 27 Campers Avenue, Letchworth and of the late Harold Clough. Commemorated in the URBAN DISTRICT OF LETCHWORTH section of the Civilian War Dead Register.

COCKS

Walter Henry

Injured as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940 and died on Saturday 31 August 1940 in the Luton & Dunstable Hospital. Age 26. Lived at 13 Saffron Road, Biggleswade. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON section of the Civilian War Dead Register.

COKER

Jack William

Sapper 2093204. 251 Field Park Company, Royal Engineers. Died Monday 18 October 1943. Age 22. Lived at 28 Curzon Road, Luton. Son of William and Annie Isobel Coker, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 4. Row B. Grave 64. See also Luton Town Memorial

COMPTON

Frederick William

Probably: Gunner 1505400. 58 Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Sunday 26 May 1940. Age 21. Son of Joseph and Mary Minnie Compton, of Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 11.

COOK

Alexander Albert

Trooper 7901431. 10th Royal Hussars, R.A.C. Died Sunday 9 June 1940. Age 21. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Cook; husband of Marjorie Cook, of Kensworth, Bedfordshire. Buried in ST. PIERRE-DU-VAUVRAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Eure, France. Grave 7. See also Luton Town Memorial

COOMBES

Harry

Private 14558274. 10th Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 14 February 1944. Age 32. Lived at 73 Latimer Road, Luton. Son of Willy Frank and Edith Blanche Coombes; husband of Gwendoline Delia Coombes, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in CASERTA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Ref. VII, A, 8. See also Luton Town Memorial

COOPER

Leslie William

Gunner 867238. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died as a prisoner of the Japanese in Malaya Tuesday 26 October 1943. Age 25. Lived at 122 Beechwood Road, Luton. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref. 4. C. 65.


COX

Ralph Cyril Rupert

Sergeant 747819. 248 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 27 August 1940. Age 30. Son of Harry and Eva Cox, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of Violet May Cox, of Luton. Buried in KVIBERG CEMETERY, Sweden. Ref. 3. B. 6.

CRAWLEY

Edward Albert

Injured as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940, and died on Saturday 31 August 1940 in The Luton & Dunstable Hospital. Age 38. Husband of Annie Elizabeth Crawley, of 98 Westfield Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial

CURTIS

Albert Edward

Gunner 5947145. 420 Bty., 148, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Died Tuesday 2 November 1943. Age 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Curtis, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of Dora M. G. Curtis, of Luton. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref. 4. C. 57.

CURTIS

Clifford Sidney

Home Guard. Died as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 40. Lived at 42 Stanford Road. Husband of G. L. Curtis. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial

DARBY

Kenneth Roy

Driver T/258192. Royal Army Service Corps. Died Tuesday 2 December 1941. Age 21. Lived at 62 Pondwicks Road, Luton. Son of Percy Raymond and Eva Nellie Darby, of Luton. Bedfordshire. Buried in HABBANIYA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Ref. 5. G. 9. See also Luton Town Memorial

DAVIES

Cyril

No further information available at present.

DAVIES

Edward Whelan

Sergeant 1880665. Flt. Engr. 153 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on operations over Paris Sunday 17 December 1944. Age 28. Lived at 50 Naseby Road, Luton. Son of Edward Whelan Davies and Maud Davies; husband of Vera Davies, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in CLICHY NORTHERN CEMETERY, Hauts-de-Seine, France. Ref. Plot 16. Row 13. Grave 18. See also Luton Town Memorial

DAVIES

Morris G

No further information available at present.

DAVIS

Clifford Francis Charles

Sergeant 1603333. Flt. Engr. 207 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on operations, Nuremburg, Friday 31 March 1944. Lived at 38 Belmont Road, Luton. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany. Ref. Coll. grave 5. B. 6-16. See also Luton Town Memorial

DEAN

Alfred James

Killed as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Dean, of 20 Lyndhurst Road, Luton. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial

DICKENS

Leonard Charles

Gunner 885963. 512 Bty., 148, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Died Wednesday 23 June 1943 Age 32 . Son of Mrs. K. Dickens, of Chalk Hill, Bedfordshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref. 6. A. 31.

DUNNE

Michael

No further information available at present

EAMES

William John

Private 5947073. 2nd Bn. The Hertfordshire Regt., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt. Died after repatriation from German prison camp on Monday 6 March 1944. Age 34. Lived at 97 Kent Road, Luton. Husband of A. Eames, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Surrey. Ref. 34A. A. 5. See also Luton Town Memorial

EDWARDS

John Henry

Sergeant 1377545. Pilot Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 29 July 1944. Age 23. Son of Harry Goldstone Edwards and Florence Edwards, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated in GOLDERS GREEN CREMATORIUM, Middlesex. Panel 2. See also Luton Town Memorial

EDWARDS

Ronald

Lieutenant 200779. 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment. Died Monday 26 July 1943. Age 26. Lived at 308 Dunstable Road, Luton. Son of George and Emily Edwards, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of Edith Edwards, of Luton. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Ref. L.T.C.L. II. K. 12. See also Luton Town Memorial

EDWIN

Edward Francis

Sergeant 742166. Pilot 61 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Thursday 14 November 1940. (Luton at War Roll of Honour says 15th November) Age 24. Lived at 131 Turners Road, Luton. Son of James Edwin and of Sarah Edwin (nee Fairfield), of Luton; husband of Clarice Daisy Edwin, of Luton. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Ref. Grave 1903B. See also Luton Town Memorial

EVANS

Andrew Harold Sargent

Sergeant (Pilot) 741895, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was in Beaufort L 9829 of 3 (C) OTU which was on fire on take off and crashed at 20.35 hrs in Devon, on 18 February 1941; he died the following day 19th February 1941 at North Devon Infirmary, Barnstable, Devon. Aged 24. Son of Harold Easton Evans and Mary Helen Evans, of Adelaide, South Australia. Buried in COCKBURNSPATH PARISH CHURCHYARD, Berwickshire. Section 80. Grave 220.

FAREY

Leonard Robert

Killed as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 30. Husband of Eileen Farey, of 63 St. Martin's Avenue. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON section of the Civilian War Dead Register. (Note: name spelt FAIREY in Luton at War Roll of Honour). See also Luton Town Memorial

FARMER

Thomas Cyril

Private 5957307. 6th Bn., Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regt.) Died Wednesday 21 June 1944. Age 24. Lived at 19 Bolton Road, Luton. Buried in BROUAY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Ref. III. D. 16. See also Luton Town Memorial

FELTON

Fearnley George

Injured as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940, and died the same day at The Luton & Dunstable Hospital. Age 29 . Lived at 38 Althorpe Street. Son of Arthur Wellesley Felton and Elizabeth Anne Felton, of The Green, Renhold. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial

FENNELL

Clifford J

Possibly: Clifford James Fennell. Bombardier 808343. 17 Bty., 1 H.A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 17 September 1940. Age 28. Son of Joseph and Margaret Ann Fennell; husband of Gwladys Fennell, of Treorchy, Glamorgan. Buried in BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Surrey. Ref. 5. D. 3.

FENSOME

John Stanley

Sergeant 747822. W.Op./Air Gnr. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 31 December 1940. Age 20 . Lived at 102 Bishopscote Road, Luton. Son of Harold and Ethel Beatrice Fensome, of Luton. Buried in BISCOT (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire. Ref. Sec. B. Row 2. Grave 35. (Note Luton at War Roll of Honour has January 1941 at date of death) See also Luton Town Memorial

FINCH

Jack

Probably: Chief Petty Officer P/J27023. H.M.S. Pelandok., Royal Navy. Died Wednesday 24 January 1945. Husband of Florence Gertrude Finch, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in JAKARTA WAR CEMETERY, Indonesia. Ref. 1. F. 11.

FISH

William James

Private T/80389. Royal Army Service Corps. Died in Calcutta Hospital Friday 1 June 1945. Age 33. Lived at 10 Albion Road, Luton. Buried in CALCUTTA (BHOWANIPORE) CEMETERY, India. Ref. Plot L. Grave 34. See also Luton Town Memorial

FORDHAM

Charles Arthur

Aircraftman 2nd Class 1197719, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Monday 23 December 1940. Aged 32. Husband of Violet Grace Fordham, of Luton. Buried in LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire. Section 3. Row H. Grave 19. See also Luton Town Memorial

FORSTER

Robert

Trooper 14331106. 15th (Scottish) Regt., Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. Died Monday 17 July 1944. Age 20. Lived at 30 Tower Road, Luton. Son of Elizabeth Forster and stepson of Henry Short, of Hart Lane, Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX, Calvados, France. Ref. VI. B. 17. Grave 19. See also Luton Town Memorial

FOSTER

Ronald

No further information available at present.

FUDGE

Gordon D

Probably: Gordon Dyson Fudge. Pilot Officer 107930. Air Gnr. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Wednesday 10 December 1941. Age 19. Son of Percy Hugh and Daisy Adeline Fudge, of Bournemouth. Buried in BOURNEMOUTH (WIMBORNE ROAD) CEMETERY, Hampshire. Ref. Sec. T.3. Grave 6.S.

GANDERTON

Robert

Leading Stoker C/KX 75550. H.M. Submarine Oxley, Royal Navy. Died Sunday 10 September 1939. Age 30. Lived at 47 St Paul’s Road, Luton. Son of Thomas Henry and Ellen Ganderton; husband of Mabel Lilian Ganderton; of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. 33, 3. See also Luton Town Memorial

Special note: HM Submarine Oxley was the first Royal Naval Warship to be lost in World War 2, and sadly this was the result of “friendly fire”.

GAUNTLETT

Glyndwr

Gunner 904426. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regt, Royal Artillery. Died as a prisoner of the Japanese Saturday 10 July 1943. Age 24. Lived at 29 Weatherby Road, Luton. Son of John Jeremiah and Rachel Gauntlett, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 8. Row C. Grave 63. See also Luton Town Memorial


GEORGE

Robert Marshall

Corporal 2036273. 238 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died Friday 18 June 1943. Age 37. Son of Robert and Sarah Jane George; husband of Lena George, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in ENFIDAVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Ref. I. B. 31. See also Luton Town Memorial

GILBERT

Frederick Charles

Killed as a result of enemy at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 36. Son of Charles and Alice Gilbert, of 93 Bury Park Road; husband of Hylda Violet Louise Gilbert, of 66 Wigmore Lane, Stopsley. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial

GRAHAM

Arthur G

No further information available at present

GRAY

John Glasgow

Ordinary Seaman C/JX 352005. H.M.S. Martin, Royal Navy. Died Tuesday 10 November 1942. Age 21. Son of William and Janet Gray, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. 57, 3. See also Luton Town Memorial

Special note: HMS Martin was an M Class destroyer sunk by U-431 off Algiers. There were 161 casualties and 63 survivors.

GREEN

Albert Edward

Killed as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 36. Son of Albert Francis and Azah Green, of 9A Bucklersbury, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register.

GRESTY

William John

Injured as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940 and died at Luton & Dunstable Hospital on Saturday 31 August 1940. Age 51. Son of Mrs. M. Gresty, of 44 Wellesley Street, Twigworth, Gloucestershire; husband of Ellen E. Gresty, of 157 Connaught Road, Luton. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial

GRIFFIN

Donald Frank

Probably: Marine CH/X113236 H.M.S. Simbang., Royal Marines. Died Monday 4 March 1946. Age 21. Son of Herbert Charles and Dora Amy Griffin, of Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Ref. 35. C. 9.

HALES

Sidney James

Injured as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940, and died the same day at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital. Age 41. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Hales, of 56 Cutenhoe, Road, Luton. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial

HARDING

Harold Ronald

Private 5949326. 1/7th Bn., The Queen's Royal Regt (West Surrey). Died Saturday 24 October 1942. Age 23. Lived at 35 Brooms Road, Luton. Son of William Arthur and Ethel Annie Harding, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Ref. XXV. C. 27. See also Luton Town Memorial

HARPER

Frederick John

Warrant Officer 352665. Royal Air Force. Died Wednesday 9 February 1944. Age 40. Husband of Gwladys Evelyn Harper, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in CHESTER (BLACON) CEMETERY, Cheshire. Ref. Sec. A. Grave 587.

HARPER

Jack Abraham aka John

Killed as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 15. Son of Major Charles Harper and Evelyn Harper, of 56 Grove Road, Luton. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial

HARRIS, DCM

Thomas James

Ex-Sergeant. Killed as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 45. Husband of Mary Jane Harris, of 62 Dane Road. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial

HARRISON

George

Private 6027938. 1/4th Bn., Essex Regiment. Died Wednesday 8 November 1944. Age 31. Lived at 3 Browning Road, Luton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Harrison, of Aylesham, Kent; husband of C. Harrison. No known grave. Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 8. See also Luton Town Memorial

HARROWER

Alexander Aitken

Killed as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 26. Lived at 244 Beechwood Road, Luton. Son of the late James and Isabella Aitken Harrower. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial

HARTUP

Arthur

Killed as a result of enemy action at 157 Park Street, Luton on Sunday 22 September 1940. Age 54. Mr Hartup’s wife, Florence Emily Hartup, was killed in the same air raid. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial

HAWKINS

Frederick Charles

Pilot Officer 184075. Flt Engr. 617 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 7 October 1944. Age 28. Lived at 78 Icknield Road, Luton. Son of Frederick Bertram and Lily Maud Hawkins; husband of Vera Eileen Hawkins, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany. Ref. Coll. grave 8. H. 22-25. See also Luton Town Memorial

HAYDEN

John Gregory

Sergeant 1294654. W.Op./Air Gnr. 101 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Friday 17 December 1943. Age 21. Son of Gregory Gilbert Hayden and Claribel Hayden, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in HARROGATE (STONEFALL) CEMETERY, Yorkshire. Ref. Sec. C. Row F. Grave 18.

HAYES

Robert Cecil

Possibly: Serjeant 7648503. Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died Friday 29 October 1943. Age 27. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Ref. B4. X. 2.

HEASLEY

Alexander

Serjeant 7011739. 2nd Bn., Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died Friday 17 December 1943. Age 35. Lived at 45 Farley Avenue, Luton. Husband of Catherine Emslie Heasley, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Ref. XIV. A. 25. See also Luton Town Memorial

HEPPER

Ronald N

Probably: Ronald Norman Hepper MM. Serjeant 7882054. 13th/18th Royal Hussars, R.A.C. Died Saturday 24 February 1945. Age 31. Son of John and Alice Louie Hepper; husband of Margaret Hepper, of Nottingham. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Ref. 46. D. 18.

HILL

George

No further information available at present.

HILL

Lewis Albert

Flight Sergeant 742464. Pilot Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 18 October 1941. Age 21. Lived at 452 Hitchin Road, Luton. Son of Albert and Nellie May Hill; husband of Molly Hill, of Luton. Buried in STOPSLEY (ST. THOMAS) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire. See also Luton Town Memorial and also Stopsley Memorial

HILLMAN

William Major

Gunner 892417. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Lived at 10 Fitzroy Avenue, Luton. Came from Tredegar, S. Wales. Died Wednesday 2 June 1943. Age 32. No known grave. Commemorated on KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Sp. Mem. 9. M. 4. See also Luton Town Memorial

HOLTON

Charles W

Probably: Charles William Holton. Bombardier 828161. 13 Bty., 17 Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Friday 23 April 1943. Age 29. Son of Arthur and Sarah Ann Holton; husband of Gladys Holton, of Warminster, Wiltshire. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia. Face 6.

HOUGH

Iris Olive

Died as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 19. Daughter of Evelyn May Hough, of 176 Selbourne Road, and of the late Albert Hough. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial

HOWARTH

James

Serjeant 3444478. 1/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died Friday 15 November 1940. Age 28. Husband of Louie Catherine Howarth, of Luton. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 1894B. See also Luton Town Memorial

HUNT

Arthur George

Battery Quartermaster Serjeant 924158. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died as a prisoner of the Japanese Saturday 3 July 1943. Age 42. Lived at 39 Wenlock Street, Luton. Son of Francis George Hunt, and of Mary Sophia Hunt (nee Scrivener); husband of Doris May Hunt (nee Bates), of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref. 4. J. 4. See also Luton Town Memorial

IMPEY

Ronald Cecil

Injured as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940, and died the same day at The Luton & Dunstable Hospital. Age 28. Son of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Impey, of 121 Victoria Street, Dunstable; husband of Hilda Impey, of 125 Victoria Street. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register.

JACKSON

Leslie Horace

Killed as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motor Works on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 37. Husband of L. Jackson, of 806 Dunstable Road. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial

JAKES

Dick

Possibly: Driver T/187282. 64 Bulk Petrol Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died Sunday 29 August 1943. Age 28. Son of Sydney and Ada Jakes; husband of Sylvia Grace Jakes, of Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Ref. 7. B. 15.

JAMES

William Douglas

Flight Sergeant 1293578. Nav./Bomber. 61 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action on a raid on Magdeburg, Germany on Friday 21 January 1944. Age 21. Lived at 37 Saxon Road, Luton. Son of William Henry and Nellie James, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Germany. Ref. 8. H. 30. See also Luton Town Memorial

JARDINE

William Patterson

Craftsman 5959076. 539 Workshop Company, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Died Wednesday 14 November 1945. Age 30. Son of William Patterson Jardine and Jeanie Meek Jardine; husband of Grace Jardine, of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Buried in TEL EL KEBIR WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Ref. 6. O. 5.

KEARNEY

Edward

Gunner 915521, 420 Battery, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died accidentally at Kranji as a Japanese Prisoner of War Friday 1 June 1945. Aged 25. Born 19 January 1920 in Greenock, Renfrewshire, resident Luton, Bedfordshire. Son of Edward and Mary Kearney; husband of Mrs. E. Kearney, of 30, Cumberalnd Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 14. Row B. Grave 10. See also Luton Town Memorial

KEECH

William Frederick

Killed as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd. Friday 30 August 1940. (Not on CWGC)

KEELY

Mary Julia

Killed as a result of enemy action at Luton, 4 November 1940. Born 21 September 1919. Lived at 24 Avondale Road, Luton. In the 1939 Register she was unmarried, a Typist Motor Works Office, resident 24 Avondale Road, Luton M.B., Bedfordshire. (Not on CWGC). See also Luton Town Memorial

KELLY

John

No further information available at present.

KILBY

John Andrew

Injured as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors on Friday 30 August 1940, and died the same day at The Luton & Dunstable Hospital. Age 18 . Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Kilby, of 64 Crawley Green Road. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial

KING

Charles Henry

Killed as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 50. Husband of Frances Edith King, of 51 Vandyke Road, Leighton Buzzard. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register.

KIRBY

George W

Probably: George William Kirby. Serjeant 4744975. 9th Bn., York and Lancaster Regiment. Died Sunday 21 January 1945. Age 30. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Ref. 5. E. 12.

KNEALE

George E

Probably: George Edward Kneale. Gunner 903800. 420 Bty. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Saturday 12 September 1942. Age 29. Son of William Henry and Mary Jane Kneale. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 38.

LACEY

Ralph

Injured as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940, and died the same day at The Luton & Dunstable Hospital. Age 32. Lived at 157 Graham Gardens, Luton. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial

LANCASTER

Ernest

Possibly: Gunner 794041. 2 Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Friday 4 February 1944. Buried in ANZIO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Ref. IV, E, 7.

LAND

Herbert John

Private 5777484. D Company, 5th Bn., Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Saturday 14 February 1942. Age 22. Lived at 74 Wenlock Street, Luton. Herbert John Land was born 6 January 1920, the son of John Land of Luton (known as Jack) and Annie Land (nee McNeil), originally from Falkirk, Scotland. He was originally buried at the Pagoda Lawn on Braddel Road in Singapore. His remains were exhumed later and he was re-interred by the CWGC at Kranji. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Ref. 12. A. 9. (additional information courtesy of his nephew, Howard Hodges). See also Luton Town Memorial

LANE

William G

Possibly: William Gilbert Lane. Sergeant 754097. Pilot U/T Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Monday 9 September 1940. Age 21. Son of Francis John and Minnie Florence Lane, of Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Buried in DOWN HATHERLEY (ST. MARY AND CORPUS CHRISTI) CHURCHYARD, Gloucestershire. Ref. Grave 102.

LARMAN

Cyril B

Probably: Cyril Bonar Larman. Lance Serjeant 5952341. 5th Bn., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt. Died Saturday 31 July 1943. Age 24. Son of William and Ethel Larman, of Lower Stondon, Bedfordshire; husband of Rose Margaret Larman, of Letchworth, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 61.

LAW

Harold John

Lance Serjeant 913912. 419 Bty. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Lost at sea as a prisoner of the Japanese on Tuesday 12 September 1944. Age 28. Lived at 8 Kent Road, Luton. Son of George Frederick and Mary Law; husband of Dorothy Lilian Law, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 36. See also Luton Town Memorial

LYNCH

Thomas Patrick

Pilot Officer 88852. 80 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Monday 9 June 1941. Age 26. Son of Thomas Patrick and Nellie Lynch; husband of Olive May Lynch, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY, Lebanese Republic. Ref. 4. F. 11.

MANN

Richard Stephen

Killed as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 50. Husband of R. S. Mann, of 11 Farley Avenue, Luton. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial

MARSHALL

William Charles

Sergeant 920238. 18 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Friday 26 December 1941. Age 27. Lived at 65 Fountains Road, Luton. Son of Charles William and Ethel Elizabeth Marshall, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 2, Column 1. See also Luton Town Memorial

McMASTER

Arthur S

Probably: Arthur Stanley McMaster. Private 5773573. 4th Bn., Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Friday 13 February 1942. Age 29. Son of Arthur Stanley and Elizabeth Fyfe McMaster, of Aberdeen. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Ref. 27. A. 18.

MESSER

Frederick Hastings

Able Seaman. Presumed drowned from "Manchester Exporter" 17 December 1945. Aged 33. Born 3 May 1912 in London. Originally discharged by Merchant Navy 1 September 1934 in London, discharge number R95008. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a Press Operator Motor Works Hw, resident 8 Kingsley Road, Luton M.B., Bedfordshire. Married Ada V Bates in Luton October-December Quarter 1940. Residence at time of death 85 Halbutt Street, Dagenham. No known grave.

The Manchester Exporter was built in 1918 formerly Rexmore, transferred 1929 from Johnston Line and renamed Manchester Exporter, 1947 sold to Wallem & Co., Hong Kong, renamed Nicaragua.

MILLS Peter A
No further information available at present.
MITCHELL Victor John
Sapper 2074436. Royal Engineers. Died Tuesday 24 November 1942. Age 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Mitchell, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia. Face 10. See also Luton Town Memorial
MITCHENER Charles
Flying Officer 102588. 78 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Sunday 26 July 1942. Age 27. Lived at “Westlea, Walcot Avenue, Luton. Son of Charles William and Lizzie Marion Mitchener; husband of Margaret Lilian Muriel Mitchener, of Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 67. See also Luton Town Memorial
MOORE Herbert W
No further information available at present.
MUMFORD Robert J
Possibly: Robert John Mumford. Sapper 1886458. Royal Engineers. Died Saturday 17 January 1942. Age 23. Son of Robert George and Fanny Kate Mumford, of Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Buried in BENGHAZI WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Ref. 3. E. 17.
NIELAND James Henry
Died as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 55. Husband of Mrs. Nieland, of 38 Bolton Road, Luton. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register.
NORTHWOOD Hilsby Reginald
Sergeant 755216. 83 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Sunday 30 March 1941. Age 29. Son of Maud Northwood, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of C. M. Northwood. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 49.
ODELL Eric G

Probably: Eric George O’Dell. Corporal 5949716. 5th Bn., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt. Died Thursday 21 September 1944. Age 30. Son of Fredrick George and Edith O'Dell; husband of Gladys Ivy O'Dell, of Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 61.

O’HAGAN John
No further information available at present.
ORCHARD Dennis Malcolm
Killed as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 15. Son of Arthur and T. Orchard, of 45 Trent Road, Luton. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial
OWEN Brinley D

Gunner 925383. 419 Bty. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Lost at sea as a prisoner of the Japanese on Tuesday 12 September 1944. Age 24. Lived at 173 Toddington Road, Luton. Son of David John and Ann Rebecca Owen; husband of Edna May Owen, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 38. See also Luton Town Memorial

OWLES Aubrey Ernest
Sergeant 748693. 18 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 31 August 1940. Age 21. Lived at 86 Poynters Road, Dunstable. Son of Ernest and Agnes Owles, of Dunstable. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Sec. J. Grave 417.
PAGE Sidney Lewis

Gunner 869451. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died as a prisoner of the Japanese on Tuesday 13 April 1943. Age 32. Lived at 5 Edward Street, Dunstable. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref. 12. D. 6.

PATEMAN Vera Winifred
Killed as a result of enemy action on Saturday 5 September 1942. Age 20, at 18 Midland Road. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ross Pateman. of 18 Midland Road, Luton. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial
PAYNE Irving William

Bombardier 900898. 420 Bty. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 12 September 1944. Age 27. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. E. Payne, of Coventry. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 36.

PEDDER Robert Edward
Sergeant 1212081. Flt. Engr. 427 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Friday 22 October 1943. Age 22. Lived at 67 Ridgway Road, Luton. Son of Albert Edward and Rosetta Lily Pedder; husband of Alice Barnett Pedder, of Leagrave, Bedfordshire. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Ref. 6. F. 17. See also Luton Town Memorial
PEPPER Harvey Thomas
Private 5945943. 2nd Bn. The Hertfordshire Regt., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt. Died Monday 20 May 1940. Age 33. Lived Woburn. Buried in ZWEVEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Zwevegem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. Grave 1.
PETTS Sidney E
No further information available at present.
PITKIN Archibald Henry
Injured as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940 and died the same day at The Luton & Dunstable Hospital. Age 49. Husband of Daisy Pitkin, of 159 Selbourne Road, Luton. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial
PORTER Frederick Arthur
Killed as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 28. Lived at 43 Richmond Hill, Luton. Son of Albert Edward and Minnie Porter, of 28 Deburgh Street, Swindon, Wiltshire. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register.
POTTS Alec Raymond
Sergeant 1861337. Flt. Engr. 467 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Monday 22 May 1944. Age 31. Son of Isaac and Alice Maud Potts husband of Pauline Potts, of Streatley, Bedfordshire. Buried in JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Ref. Joint grave 8. F. 8-9.
POWELL Alfred W
No further information available at present.
PUGH Cedric Ronald
Lance Corporal 797582. Corps of Military Police. Died Saturday 14 August 1943. Age 33. Lived at 6 Limbury Road, Luton. Son of Elizabeth Gwenllian Pugh; husband of Rose Pugh, of Luton. Buried in BISCOT (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Sec. F. Row 3. Grave 19. See also Luton Town Memorial
REID Walter
No further information available at present.
RHODES Thomas Geoffrey
Killed as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 18. Lived at 20 Claremont Road, Luton. Son of Thomas Edwin and Mary Rhodes, of 46 Heath Drive, Potters Bar, Middlesex. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial
ROBERTS Reginald W
No further information available at present.
ROSE Carl

Private 5832781. 2nd Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died Tuesday 15 June 1943. Age 31. Lived at 19 Cardigan Street, Luton. Son of William and Harriott Maria Rose, of Swinton, Manchester. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref. 2. M. 42. See also Luton Town Memorial

ROWE Horace

Stoker 1st Class. P/K 67144 H.M.S. Acheron, Royal Navy. Died Tuesday 17 December 1940. Age 36. Lived at 82 Argyll Avenue, Luton. Son of William Thomas Rowe and Sarah J. Rowe, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of Jessie M. Rowe, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Panel 42, Column 2. See also Luton Town Memorial

Special note: HMS Acheron was a destroyer. During trials after repairs due to bomb damage in an air raid on Portsmouth, she struck a mine about 8 miles from The Needles, Isle of Wight, and sunk within 4 minutes. There were very few survivors.

RYDER George William
Trooper 7882895. 5th, Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Died Monday 6 July 1942. Age 34. Husband of Ethel L. Ryder, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 24. See also Luton Town Memorial
SANDERS Ernest Henry
Private 14702103. 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died Saturday 12 August 1944. Aged 20. Lived at 69 Maidenhall Road, Luton. Buried in TILLY-SUR-SEULLES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot IX. Row B. Grave 11. See also Luton Town Memorial
SCALES Henry Percy

Gunner 924167. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Friday 6 August 1943. Lived at 89 Hartley Road, Luton. Husband of Ellen Blanche Scales, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref. Sp. Mem. 9. M. 4. See also Luton Town Memorial


SEABROOK Frederick J

Possibly: Frederick Seabrook. Lance Bombardier 1072029. 15 Bty. 6 H.A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery. Died on Saturday 14 February 1942. Age 33. Son of Alfred Stanley Seabrook and Gertrude Annie Seabrook, of Harpenden, Hertfordshire; husband of Alice D. Seabrook, of Harpenden. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 11.

SHOTBOLT Reginald Arthur John
Leading Aircraftman 1246403. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 7 April 1942. Age 20. Lived at 50 Winsdon Road, Luton. Son of Arthur John and Olive M. Shotbolt, of Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Buried in MONTGOMERY (OAKWOOD) CEMETERY ANNEXE, Alabama, United States of America. Ref. Sec. N. Lot 111. Grave 6. See also Luton Town Memorial

Note: a photograph of the RAF Memorial at Montgomery Cemetery can be found at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=12207

SHRUBSOLE Alfred Lewis
Driver 10705915. Royal Army Service Corps. Died Thursday 26 July 1945. Buried in WILLESDEN NEW CEMETERY, Middlesex, United Kingdom. Ref. Plot Service Grave 2.
SIMPSON  Charles William
Gunner 956496. 86 (The Hertfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Saturday 29 June 1940. Age 19. Lived at Saxon Road, Luton. Foster-son and nephew of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Roberts, of Luton. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Grave 9770. See also Luton Town Memorial
SKELLY Frank A
Sergeant 1629697. 626 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 25 April 1944. Age 31. Son of John and Mary Skelly; husband of Lilian Ada Skelly, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in HAGUENAU FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Bas-Rhin, France. Ref. Coll. grave 2-7.
SKELTON Ivan George
Flying Officer 152714. 115 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Wednesday 18 October 1944. Age 23. Lived at 45 Windmill Road, Luton. Son of William George and Ada Skelton, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of Eileen Rita Skelton, of Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 209. See also Luton Town Memorial
SLATER Cecil P
No further information available at present.
SMART Harold Alfred Stephen

Bombardier 894928. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Friday 31 December 1943. Age 29. Lived at 144 Richmond Hill, Luton. Son of Alfred and Lizzie Smart, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of Annie Smart, of Luton. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref. 2. C. 47. See also Luton Town Memorial


SMITH Charles H
No further information available at present.
SMITH Elvin Henry de Greenyer
Able Seaman S.S. Grayburn (London), Merchant Navy. Died Sunday 29 June 1941. Age 35. Son of Elvin George and Charlotte Smith; husband of Hilda Elizabeth de-Grenier Smith, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London, United Kingdom. Panel 53.
STEWART Campbell
No further information available at present.
STOAKES George C
No further information available at present.
STOCKEN Geoffrey Mayall
Sergeant 748247. Pilot. 1 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 22 April 1941. Age 21. Son of Herbert and Muriel Town Stocken, of Harpenden; husband of Ethel Rose Stocken, of Harpenden. Buried in HARPENDEN (WESTFIELD) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Sec. 2. Grave R 18.
STOLBER William

Commissioner. Control Commission (B.E.). Died Monday 8 September 1947. Buried in HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, Hanover, Niedersachsen, Germany. Ref. 17. A. 15.

William Stolber lived at 105 Wellington Street Luton Beds and had four daughters. Jim, Bill, Glen and Nora. The original family name was Von Stolberg and the family from which he descended was allegedly related to either the Hapsburgs or the Hohenzollern families. The Von Stolbergs were driven out of Germany in the 19th centaury - probably because they had Jewish blood in them - and settled in England.

Family legend claims that one of them became a Don in an Oxford University but he was removed from his post due to alcoholism, and the family fell upon very hard times, settling in Lambeth. William joined the army in the First World War (the family having changed their name from Von Stolberg to Stolber because of the anti-German feelings at the turn of the century). William served, it is believed, in Gallipoli during that conflict.

Between the wars he was in the territorial army. When the Second World War started, he went to France as an RSM with his Regiment, and took part in the retreat to Dunkirk. He was the only senior NCO to survive - the officers being either dead or scattered due to the retreat - and he managed to get all but a handful of his men on a ship leaving the beaches. As he and his men watched the vessel leave, it was sunk by a direct hit from a Stuka dive bomber and all on board were killed. William could speak French like a Frenchman and German like a German, and he led his men back across France, through Spain to Gibraltar and finally home to England.

He was later commissioned into the Royal Engineers and was, according to family legend again, sent north to help run a POW camp of Germans. Prior to this he was a bomb disposal expert and defused numerous bombs across Britain.

The Control Commission, which he joined after the war, was believed to have been involved in Intelligence work, probably liasing with MI6/Military Intelligence.

Having survied the numerous perils of both world wars, it is tragic that he died in a simple road accident, being flung from the back of a lorry wehn it skidded on ice, to break his neck.

STOLZ-PAGE Richard Grange
Flight Sergeant 755061. Air Gnr. 103 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Thursday 3 December 1942. Age 29. Husband of Suzanne Stolz-Page (nee Simon), of Luxemburg. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany. Ref. 1. H. 19.
STOUGHTON Leonard John
Killed as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 44. Lived at 203 Cutenhoe Road, Luton. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial
SUTTON Alexander W
Possibly: Alexander William Sutton. Corporal 797160. 'A' Sqdn., The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards), R.A.C. Died Saturday 4 July 1942. Age 29. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Sutton, of Wigston Fields, Leicestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 15.
SWANWICK Norman Harry

Bombardier 937584. 142 (The Royal North Devon Yeomanry) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 23 May 1944. Lived at 162 Baker Street, Luton. Son of Alfred and Vida Louisa Swanwick; husband of Grace Lilian Swanwick, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Ref. II. K. 7. See also Luton Town Memorial

TAYLOR Percy Cyril
Serjeant 1726407. 214 Bty. 62 Lt. A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 13 October 1942. Age 32. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Taylor; husband of Doris May Taylor, of Dunstable. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Sec. J. Grave 441.
TAYLOR Ronald
No further information available at present.
THOMAS Bernard
No further information available at present.
THOMAS John Glanffrwd
Killed as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 16. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Edgar Thomas, of 113 Chester Avenue, Leagrave, Luton. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial
THOMPSON Arthur John
Killed as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 33. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, of The Bungalow, Cheapside Farm. Sandridge, Hertfordshire; husband of D. E. Thompson, of 121 Westfield Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register.
TOYER George Frederick

Gunner 924354. 420 Bty. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Lost at sea while a prisoner of the Japanese on Tuesday 12 September 1944. Lived at 5 Stuart Place, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 38. See also Luton Town Memorial

TURVEY Frederick George

Gunner 885194. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Friday 11 June 1943. Age 27. Son of Ernest and Emily Turvey, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Sp. Mem. 9. M. 4.

 

 

 


TYREMAN Norman Allen
Sergeant 1318148. 44 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Friday 3 September 1943. Age 21. Lived 33 Linden Road, Luton. Son of Norman and Hilda Tyreman, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 167. See also Luton Town Memorial
UNDERWOOD Charles Frederick Walter
Pilot Officer 131880. 61 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Thursday 3 September 1942. Age 24. Lived at 23 Durbar Rod, Luton. Son of Frederick William and Edith Mary Underwood, of Luton Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 72. See also Luton Town Memorial
VEREY Leslie Howard
Sapper 1866557. 9 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died during an air raid while a prisoner of war on Saturday 2 December 1944. Age 39. Formerly of 50 Newcombe Road, Luton. Son of Thomas Slatter Verey and of Matilda Gertrude Verey (nee Day); husband of Rosina Maria Verey, of Cliftonville, Margate. Buried in KRAKOW RAKOWICKI CEMETERY, Poland. Ref. 5. A. 11. See also Luton Town Memorial
WARD Eric Percy
Injured as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940 and died the same day in the Luton & Dunstable Hospital. Age 25. Son of Arthur William and Annie Ward, of 43 Selbourne Road; husband of Margaret Ward, of the same address. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial
WARD James T
Possibly: James Tinkler Ward. Trooper 406908. 3rd King's Own Hussars, R.A.C. Died Monday 7 December 1942. Age 30. Son of Arthur and Sarah Ward. Buried in DURBAN (STELLAWOOD) CEMETERY, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. Ref. Block F. Grave 314.
WATSON George
No further information available at present.
WATSON John Raymond
Sapper 2014548. 1 Field Sqdn., Royal Engineers. Died Saturday 18 April 1942. Age 27. Son of John and Annie Watson; husband of Vera M. Watson, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Ref. 1. C. 7. See also Luton Town Memorial
WEEDON Harry John
[WEEDEN in CWGC] Injured as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940 and died the same day in the Luton & Dunstable Hospital. Age 71. Husband of S. Weeden, of 3 Chester Avenue, Luton. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial
WEST Derrick
Killed as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 20. Lived at 6 Pirton Road, Luton. Son of Olive West, of 122 Strathmore Avenue, Luton. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial
WEST Ronald Ernest
Private 5950191. 2nd Bn. The Hertfordshire Regt., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt. Died Tuesday 13 April 1943. Age 22. Son of Sarah E. West, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia. Face 17.
WEST Reginald F
Possibly: Reginald Frank West. Trooper 7961474. 24th Lancers, R.A.C. Died Saturday 1 July 1944. Age 22. No known grave. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Panel 8, Column 2. See also Luton Town Memorial
WESTON Jack L
Possibly: Jack Lewis Weston. Trooper 14310540. 23rd Hussars, R.A.C. Died Tuesday 27 June 1944. Age 24. Son of Lewis and Edith Emma Weston, of Crayford, Kent. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Ref. XXVII. F. 17.
WOODFINE John Edward
Injured as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940 and died on Saturday 31 August 1940 in The Luton & Dunstable Hospital. Age 31. Son of Jean Woodfine, of 56 St. Ethelbert Avenue. Commemorated in the MUNICIPAL BOROUGH OF LUTON Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. See also Luton Town Memorial
WRIGHT William John
Lance Bombardier 966354. 208 Bty., 70 A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery. Died as a result of an accident during grenade practice in Northumberland Wednesday 20 January 1943. Lived at 140 Kingsway, Luton. Buried in LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Sec. 4. Row K. Grave 28. See also Luton Town Memorial
WYATT Albert M
Possibly: Albert Wyatt. Private T/212440. Royal Army Service Corps. Died Wednesday 2 August 1944. Age 26. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Wyatt; husband of Beatrice Lilian Wyatt, of Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. Buried in ASSISI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Ref. VI, B, 5.

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